PILOT LIGHT: One-Stop Voting Begins
ONE-STOP -- Nov. 7 may be almost three weeks away, but voters can cast their ballots as early as tomorrow.
One-stop "no-excuse" voting begins Thursday, Oct. 19, and will continue until Saturday, Nov. 4.
This year, for the first time, the Moore County Board of Elections has moved the one-stop polling place across the street to the Agriculture Center, where more space is available for voting and ample parking spaces are available.
The one-stop polling place will be open for extended hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
SONNENBERG - Kyle Sonnenberg will continue to serve as assistant city manager in Fayetteville.
Sonnenberg, the former Southern Pines town manager, was one of three finalists for the Fayetteville city manager position, but the Fayetteville City Council announced Friday that the position goes to Dale Iman, presently town administrator for Southfield, Mich. His starting salary in Fayetteville is $154,000 a year.
Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne told The Fayetteville Observer that council members had an understanding with the other candidates that Sonnenberg would be retained as assistant manager.
"Kyle has done an outstanding job as acting manager," Chavonne said.
BOYLAN - Congressman Howard Coble will be stumping for Joe Boylan Thursday.
Coble, a Greensboro Republican who recently announced his endorsement of Boylan, will attend a 6 p.m. Boylan for State House event at National Golf Club tomorrow.
Boylan, as winner of the May primary election, is the Republican candidate for the District 52 seat in the state House of Representatives. The Democrats did not field candidates for this office but Boylan faces two unaffiliated candidates on Nov. 7.
Coble represents the 6th District, which includes Moore County.
The North Carolina Right to Life Political Action Committee made its endorsement of Boylan official Friday.
"I am committed to fighting for the values held in Moore County and will do everything possible to fight for those values in the North Carolina House of Representatives," Boylan said in a news release. "I thank North Carolina Right to Life for their endorsement and look forward to working with them in our continued fight for the sanctity of human life."
COBLE - Coble is busy campaigning on his own behalf and handling his usual busy schedule while on congressional break.
In addition to the appearance for Boylan, Coble will spend all day Thursday at a variety of events in Moore County. He will visit the Challlenged Golfers Network at Hyland Hills golf course Thursday morning and address the Carthage Rotary Club at noon. Coble will tour the HealthSouth Surgery Center in Southern Pines at 3 p.m. and will take a tour with Partners in Progress beginning at 3:45.
Coble was in McLeansville Tuesday to accept the "Friend of the Farm" Award from the Farm Bureau. He was scheduled to address fourth-graders at Southwood Elementary School in Davidson County this morning. This afternoon he is to join President Bush at Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman and to attend a Republican North Carolina event at a residence in Greensboro tonight.
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